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Top 25 Bookstore Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Are you a reliable person? Tell me about your punctuality and accountability on the job.
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"I pride myself on being reliable and going above and beyond in my role. I take personal accountability for my work and the work ethic I instill in my peers. If you are on time for work, you are late. My proactive nature typically leads me to arrive to work early to prepare for a successful day ahead. Whenever possible, I enjoy learning more about the company where I work and how I can add additional value, even if it is outside the scope of my role's expectations. I'm someone you and your team can count on to deliver quality service and long term employment."
Answer example "I pride myself on being reliable and going above and beyond in my role. I take personal accountability for my work and the work ethic I instill in my peers. If you are on time for work, you are late. My proactive nature typically leads me to arrive to work early to prepare for a successful day ahead. Whenever possible, I enjoy learning more about the company where I work and how I can add additional value, even if it is outside the scope of my role's expectations. I'm someone you and your team can count on to deliver quality service and long term employment."
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Question 2 of 25
What do you know about our bookstore?
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"I love your bookstore! I'm passionate about reading and frequently shop here. I love that you do author readings each week showcasing new talent and promoting the lost art of hard copy reading material! As a avid reader, I often purchase gifts for my friends and family centered around books and therefore love to shop at your store. I have checked out your website and follow you on facebook and instagram. You also have great reviews from your loyal customers on Yelp. Keep up the great work!"
Answer example "I love your bookstore! I'm passionate about reading and frequently shop here. I love that you do author readings each week showcasing new talent and promoting the lost art of hard copy reading material! As a avid reader, I often purchase gifts for my friends and family centered around books and therefore love to shop at your store. I have checked out your website and follow you on facebook and instagram. You also have great reviews from your loyal customers on Yelp. Keep up the great work!"
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Question 3 of 25
How often do you find yourself reading?
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Question 4 of 25
How often do you shop for books here?
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Question 5 of 25
How long do you foresee yourself working here?
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Question 6 of 25
In your opinion, what separates us from the big box, corporate bookstores?
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Question 7 of 25
What was the last book you read?
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Question 8 of 25
Why do you want to work here?
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Question 9 of 25
What is your favorite genre of books?
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Question 10 of 25
What frustrates you on the job?
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Question 11 of 25
Tell me about your last job. What was your favorite part of the role and why did you leave?
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Question 12 of 25
Do you have any leadership experience in a retail environment?
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Question 13 of 25
Have you had sales goals in any previous roles?
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Question 14 of 25
Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
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Question 15 of 25
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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Question 16 of 25
What is your favorite book?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 18 of 25
If a customer was looking for a particular book that we did not have, how would you turn that into a sale?
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Question 19 of 25
Are you comfortable handling a cash register and managing financial transactions?
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Question 20 of 25
Tell me about your experiences as a customer service representative.
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Question 21 of 25
Do you have a favorite author?
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Question 22 of 25
How would you keep a customer engaged and excited about being in our store?
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Question 23 of 25
Bookstores continue to struggle, why do you believe they will always be around?
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Question 24 of 25
How many hours would you like to work per week?
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Question 25 of 25
How would your last manager describe you?
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User-Submitted Interview Answers

Question 1 of 25
Are you a reliable person? Tell me about your punctuality and accountability on the job.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes I am. Because I am a mentor. The professor entrusted me to manage a class last semester and to grade lab reports which I did fairly well.
2.
Yes because people can depend on me to get the work done and on time.
3.
I like to think of myself as reliable, yes. I'm always on-time and available when needed.
4.
Yes I am an reliable person.
5.
I am because I complete tasks and duties in a timely and efficient manner, I go above and beyond in order to complete projects on time and to standard, and I come to work presentable, on time and ready to work.
6.
Yes, because people can depend on me to get the work finished.
7.
Yes. I take my job seriously and know that when I am scheduled, I need to be here at least ten minutes before my shift starts. I want my face to be a recognition point for regular customers, and establish a close relationship with people who come back to see me, because they know that I will do everything in my power to help them.
8.
Yes, I can be depended on to finish tasks around your store, I love to get things done quickly and efficiently.
9.
Yes, I am a very dependable person. What tasks are asked of me will be handled by me asap.
10.
Yes, I love how people put their faith on me whether its on a job or anything else.
11.
I'd like to think I am. :(
12.
Yes, I am a very reliable person. At my last job, my boss considered me a very reliable employee.
13.
Yes, I am a very reliable person. Family and friends can rely on to do anything.
14.
Yes. Working with kids its my responsibility to be there. Especially since I work with young kids they are more sensitive to my presence.
15.
Yes, I can easily be trusted. I am faithful and im a time contious person.
Question 2 of 25
What do you know about our bookstore?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
First of all, Barns' and Nobles' is widely famous not even in America but also in China. Lots of my friends have heard about Nook. Besides, I think that the bookstore in our campus can offer quality service in textbooks, grocery and so on.
2.
It was founded in 1973 and still going strong. Sells used and new books. One Stop Books is another bookstore owned by the same owners as Allisons.
3.
I know that you a great area a bookstore with a great history.
4.
Interesting titles, kind staff, great place to go.
5.
The book store under the umberella of U ofm and you have really awesome stuff to buy and good inbventory,
6.
It's independent, you can order a book and it'll be there the next day.
7.
I know that it has an awesome selection of not only education books but everyday reader books as well. It has a good selection of husky attire.
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There's a wide selection of both non and fiction books, you also have an online service and item trinkets by the register.
9.
I know that it has been really friendly to its customers, me being one and that it's quite affordable which attracts a lot of people. It is the one of the only bookstores in the city now, so it has quite a big name.
10.
I know that your bookstore is the top bookstore in the surrounding area. You all carry books from children books to biographies, and even textbooks.
11.
Its the first in our neighborhood.
12.
It is a christian based used bookstore.
13.
This bookstore offers competitive prices, is always in stock and has many other school supplies and paraphernalia. The employees that work there are always helpful and polite.
14.
Small but includes everything that students need.
15.
Its a very popular bookstore.
Question 3 of 25
How often do you find yourself reading?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I read a lot. I read some scriptures from my bible and im constantly reading new books from my favorite author.
2.
I usually read every day, either in the morning with my coffee, or before bed. I often take days at the library to read.
3.
When I was younger, I would go through a book a week or more. That probably changed in college. I still made time to read, but with other obligations I would say a book a month. Right now I am reading The Engines of God and Lies by Al Franken.
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It comes in bursts sometimes, but generally every week.
5.
I read for personal leisure every day and for personal education at least 2-3x a week usually to stay current with current events, politics, and to stay current with art, fashion and literary trends.
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About every other day, especially now that I have a nook.
7.
I usually read during leisure times because due to my school activities and homework, I can't really find the time to read. Most of the time I read to make my mind at ease. It makes me relax and stress-free from my hectic day.
8.
Everytime, I'm a bookaholic.
9.
I try for every other day, but I can't go a whole week without reading for two hours.
10.
I read any chance I can! I love to read and write! I don't know if there's every a day where I don't read for a least 2 hours!
11.
I read every day; during lunch breaks; used to read on the train to and from work; my colleagues always comment on how much of a book worm I am.
12.
Often, I say if I'm not eating I'm probably reading. Its hard for me to have any frame work of time when I'm in a good story. Who wouldn't want to do that everyday.
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All the time especially since I'm currently in search of work. I recently found a rocking chair and I'm almost certain I could stay in it all day with a good read.
14.
I try to pick up a book at least once a day, even if I just read a chapter. I really enjoyed reading whilst participating in voluntary work with the Library.
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Usually I read every night, sometimes it keeps me up to 2 am, depending on the book.
Question 4 of 25
How often do you shop for books here?
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1.
As often as I can, really, I've always loved the slection you have and the store in general is very calming to me.
2.
If I had the money, probably weekly. I also have a large pile of books that I have an still need to read. I've been good about not buying new books until I make a greater dent.
3.
Often, I browse your selection at least once a week.
4.
I am new here ...But liked the stuff at your store and I plan to ship very often for the things ehiwhic I need.
5.
Questions and answer.
6.
I would say my family and I stop in here every time one of us finishes a book, and we decide we need another on hand. So, let's say if my brother finishes his book of the week, my mom and I tag along to also pick out a new book. Basically we all have a stack of revolving books by our bedsides that we haven't even touched, yet we still feel the need to keep the stack of books no less than 5 high.
7.
Every 2 or 3 times a week.
8.
I was here last week to buy a book. And three weeks before that.
9.
To be truth, I never had been into your bookstore. I used to come different bookstores as I found my peace in a bookstore.
10.
I am a hostel students. So dont really have much time for home and of course shopping. But absolutely, when I can get home, ill come to shop for books here. Most important, I am one of the member of this shop.
11.
At least once a month if not more.
12.
I used to shop for books here about once a month at the previous location yet I haven't been able to buy books here since you've moved.
13.
Based on the textbook's online price and in the bookstore.
14.
I shop here as often as I can. The deals are great and the service here is always good!
15.
As often as I can; I love the wide selection and I always feel calm and at home in book stores and libraries.
Question 5 of 25
How long do you foresee yourself working here?
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1.
Why you join our company.
2.
I can see myself working here for a while.
3.
Hopefully for this school year.
4.
As long as possible.
5.
As long as I can or as long as you see fit.
6.
I will foresee to work here untill I am given an opportunity as this is the best opportunuity I can have.
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What is your opinion about this kind opf work.
8.
Honestly, I'm not sure. What I'm envisioning for myself right now, is to work on my writing, while supplementing my income with a part-time job, at least through the first of the year, and hopefully continue here until I finish my writing.
9.
I see myself working here into next year till I go to school or even longer then that.
10.
As long as I could but well I still have to further my studies Maybe in 4 to 5 months duration.
11.
Until the end of summer, but I would love to extend into a longer part time employment.
12.
I plan to work here as long as I possibly can.
13.
I would like to work here as long as I possibly can.
14.
By the time I saw the paper saying you guys are hiring.
15.
I love books so currently I see myself working here part-time, and full time in the summer If that posotion is available, it looks like a good work environment so I see myself keeping stable with this job for quite some time.
Question 6 of 25
In your opinion, what separates us from the big box, corporate bookstores?
User-Submitted Answers
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I love the environment.
2.
I love the environment.
3.
The atmosphere within this book store is calm and relaxing, it has also got a friendly environment.
4.
I think it has to be the community. There is a level of comrodory here that you are not going to find somewhere else. Yes other stores might know their regulars, but I don't think it is exactly the same.
5.
The variety of books you have to offer, along with the friendly staff that try and help you in any way. The different sections from all over the world.
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It is a campus bookstore and it offers students and faculty convenience and help.
7.
The atmosphere is always friendly and your not trying to be commercial!
8.
You all are the top bookstore in our surrounding area.
9.
I think the genuine interest in the customers who visit the store, I am a frequent customer and I always receive great customer service and if I ever need any assistance the workers are always willing to help.
10.
I think the new online updates, active user reviews and participation, new chains in all locations, affordable book prices, instant delivery to the online requests and free Wi-fi service in the bookstore are some of your most exotic differences form the traditional bookstores.
11.
This bookstore is more personal, as it is smaller, and also gives back to Christian organizations.
12.
Textbook Brokers is large enough to always be in stock of the books required for classes, but small enough to allow for students to come at ease and not deal with large lines and a hectic shopping experience.
13.
Your store seems to be more specifie, professional to college students.
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You have got big range of books on different topics wherever I go I end up over here because I know I will find my book here.
15.
The cool factor. The hipster factor. To be redundant the exclusivity.
Question 7 of 25
What was the last book you read?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Flauberts parrot by julian barnes.
2.
The Snow Child by Eowynn Ivey.
3.
I'm currently reading Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel, and the book I read before that was a book of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
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I''ll walk alone by mary clarks higgins.
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Three states by Chethan Bhagat.
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The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
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City of Dragons - Robin Hobb.
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A Dance With Dragons.
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Cell by stephen King.
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Winter's kiss by Jennifer Echols and Catherine Hapka.
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Meg rosoff - how I live now.
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Perks of being a wallflower.
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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.
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Anti Semite and Jew- Jean Paul Sartre.
Question 8 of 25
Why do you want to work here?
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Well, I've been a customer here before and it looks like a great place to work. Everyone I have encountered seems to want the best for the customers which can't be said for larger stores. Also, it would be a great opportunity to pair my customer service knowledge with my love of books.
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I could not imagine a better atmosphere to work in. Being surrounded by books, a coffee shop, and such a relaxing environment seems like a no brainer. Who wouldn't want to experience such tranquility each day in their job.?
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I couldn't imagine a better atmosphere to work in. Being surrounded by books, a coffee shop, and a relaxing environment seems like the perfect place to work.
4.
I need the money and its right where I live..
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To have a good relationship with books beside gaining experience and new friends.
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This place is so inspiring, walking in you can just get lost. It's exciting and enticing and appealing. Plus the music is brilliant.
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I love to read and I want to help people who have not found that one book that will change their life.
8.
I love to read and I want to help people who are not that into reading find the book that would inspire them to read more.
9.
I want to work in an environment I am comfortable in with like minded people and promting a product I believe in.
10.
I want a job here because I plan to go into public relations after college and I feel that working here would enhance my skills for my future career goals.
11.
Its local and I live close by. Not to mention I'm comfortable with this area and feel like it won't be long before I feel at home.
12.
I want experience in this field and believe there is a lot to learn considering this is good book shop and its always busy which means there is good administration.
13.
I want a job here because I have a passion for literature and books, KI always have and I have customer service experience so I believe combining both of those would be beneficial.
14.
Dymocks is one of my favorite stores and a place I feel extremely comfortable.
15.
I have a profound interest in collecting and reading books and this company is one of the most successful bookstore near my premises where I can nurture my interest. Moreover, I feel confident about my skills would help the bookstore business more successful.
Question 9 of 25
What is your favorite genre of books?
User-Submitted Answers
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I've always been a huge fan of the classics, the old-style of writing is beautiful to me, and I've loved the writing style of authours from the past, such simplicity.
2.
I'll read just about anything, but I have always had a fondness for science fiction and fantasy.
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High fantasy/sci-fi and dystopian society fiction.
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I love young adult. There is something so captivating about this genre. I guess because I'm still young, I love reading most books from this series. The way the book is written is so fluid, and it just takes me back happy memories. I feel like with the adult fiction, there isn't enough magic, and the books are a bit more serious. This isn't always the case, but I do enjoy a good journey from start to finish, and young adult books usually don't di.
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Mystery, suspense, thriller.
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Paranormal fantasy and popular fiction.
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My favorite genre of books are biographies.
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My favorite genre of books are biographies.
9.
I enjoy all different genres, but I tend to lean towards Fantasy. Working in a children's book store, I've also read a lot of young adult.
10.
My favourite genre would probably be fantasy and science fiction. We like to say that the classics like Gatsby and Tale Of Two Cities are the most important books, but when you think about it, science fiction has probably inspired more than all the classics combined.
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I love learning so historical fiction is so interesting for me, I also really love horror and crime novels and lately I have been really interested in classical literature.
12.
I enjoy reading from a wide variety but am currently enjoying the classics.
13.
Probably fantasy. I like a lot of different genres.
14.
I enjoy murder mysteries such as Agatha Christie novels. I also enjoy the occasional biography as well as scientific articles that deal with biological functions and aspects.
15.
Science fiction, textbooks, whodunit.
Question 10 of 25
What frustrates you on the job?
User-Submitted Answers
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A customer was becoming upset due to the store policy, and I couldn't get it through to her that there was nothing I could do. I had to call my supervisor to settle her down.
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Too many people wanting too much of information at the same time can be a bit daunting... But keeping calm and taking one person at a time always helps.
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I keep myself calm evertitme even though suituatiion go worse and I did not get frustrated anytime in my job.
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Dancing forces you to make connections with your co-workers, once I was dropped by a co-worker and he didn't apologize to me at all, well I told him that it bothered me that he didn't care and he then apologized.
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I never became frustrated at my last job, my last job was awesome. I can never remember being frustrated.
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The director and assistant director had a difficult time communicating to each other. I started communicating in a log book in a well exposed spot for the staff.
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I never worked this is my first experience.
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A customer got drunk and he even yell at me. But I still had to do my job.
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My previous job was at Mcdonalds, so it involved alot of customer interactions, I would say it is frusterating but you have to be patient. I had to deal with a customer who was upset over expired coupons.
10.
I had a professor who sent me back and forth to ask questions from the business office about donation money and guests from an event for Empty Bowls. Instead of simply calling them and figuring out what she needed to know in ten minutes, I ran back and forth asking questions for an hour, and worst of all, the business office workers had no idea what the professor was talking about.
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My last job was working with children, which is frustrating due to their intense amounts of energy! It was also a very rewarding experience to see the children grow, learn and experience their first friendships with the other students. So, while it was a high energy, multitasking job the above reasons made working there completely worth it.
12.
The managers at my last place of work, had poor communication skills in the department, I found myself having to complete a task, then have the other manager telling me I should be doing another.
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Once I was frustrated when I had an idea to move some sheets around in the place of some towels, but I didnt say anything. The next time I came in it had been moved, and someone else got the credit, rightfully, because they made the move. I learned better communication, when you feel like you should speak up say something.
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I sometimes get a little frustrated when I have a really big job that's very repetitive, like shredding a whole box full of paper. It took a very long time, and I had to keep emptying the bin when it got full. It wasn't very stimulating.
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Basically just a miscommunication between myself and the customer. I was basically trying to explain the customer what the problem was with their product and he wasn't understanding a word I was saying.
Question 11 of 25
Tell me about your last job. What was your favorite part of the role and why did you leave?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I worked as an intern in my local library during college, since then I have been working freelance as a writer and artist.
2.
It was at a grocery store and I was a cashier. A lot of the time it was helping the customers find a product, or answering their questions. I learned a lot about team work and how to respond to customer issues.
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I interned out in California in the summer of 2011. It was a great eye opening experience and I don't regret going out there, but I did realize that LA is not somewhere I would want to live at this point.
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I have never had a paying job.
5.
I've never had a job before.
6.
Still working there, it is also a book store although all content is Christian based.
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My last job was exciting, fun, adventurous, and dirty. Working with kids is great and a wonderful experience, but I didn't feel connected with the passion. Though it was exhausting I often miss it. At least I miss the part of reading a good story to a group of kids.
8.
I never worked this is my first job.
9.
My last job was at mcdonalds, I worked there for 2.5 years.
10.
My last job was working as an office assistant to the English and humanities professors. I ran errands, made copies, sent emails, created documents.
11.
I had an interview in the beginning of January for a hostess position at a hotel.
12.
I served as a waiter at CBU social economy conference.
13.
I worked as a fulfillment coordinator at quickflix, a home entertainment delivery service. I worked there for a year, I spent most of my time, picking and packing the large library of over 10 million discs where I was responsible for the collation, dissemination, and quality control.
14.
I was assistant manager of a ladies fashion shop, working alongside with the manager doing basic every day running of the store things with her and taking the lead in her absence.
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I worked at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse for a while, I really enjoyed it because it kept me on my feet and I always had something to do. I really really enjoyed waitressing I love talking to people and checking up on them, plus I love being able to move around and do different things.
Question 12 of 25
Do you have any leadership experience in a retail environment?
Question 13 of 25
Have you had sales goals in any previous roles?
User-Submitted Answers
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It never really fell under my job description before. I had production goals to be sure but I did not handle initial sales.
Question 14 of 25
Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
Question 15 of 25
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
Question 16 of 25
What is your favorite book?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have so many, cant decide.
2.
My favorite book is of mice and men.
3.
Nothing but the truth.
4.
To Kill a Mockingbird/Harry Potter.
5.
Anything by James Dasher, but I also love Ransom Riggs.
6.
The Dune series. It's a whole different universe set millennia in the future where the human race has survived a machine takeover. It centres around a hostile desert planet called Arrakis (Dune) where a valuable spice that enhances the mind and promotes health and life length is harvested. It has so many plot layers, it's really hard to describe it all, but I recommend it to anyone who enjoys deep thinking.
7.
A series by Ally Condie. Matched, Reached and Crossed.
8.
Count of Monte Cristo. It is a story that was about a righteous man who was betrayed and was filled with hatred and did everything to get his revenge. The ending was my favorite part when he found love and forgiveness instead and he didn't let hatred drag him down.
9.
Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs.
10.
Books that create images in your mind, that capture in apart from history and biography I do like the harry potter books.
11.
I don't think I can pick just one. But I think I could never Dante series and that would be Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
12.
My favorite book is looking for alaska.
13.
For Malay novel it would be Gantung by Nadia Khan and as for English it would be Looking for Alaska by John Green.
14.
The hunger games trilogy.
Question 17 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
Question 18 of 25
If a customer was looking for a particular book that we did not have, how would you turn that into a sale?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would advise them to check out the website or I believe we can order it from there in the store. Is that right?
Question 19 of 25
Are you comfortable handling a cash register and managing financial transactions?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am comfortable managing financial transactions as that was part of my previous work. I would need to be trained on the cash register as they were not part of our system, but I am a quick learner and would be glad to be trained in a new skill.
Question 20 of 25
Tell me about your experiences as a customer service representative.
Question 21 of 25
Do you have a favorite author?
Question 22 of 25
How would you keep a customer engaged and excited about being in our store?
User-Submitted Answers
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Absolutely, I want a customer to feel the same sense of passion and excitement I feel when I am about to read a novel thats been raved about.
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I am an enthusiastic person. I genuinely enjoy people. I rarely find a time where engaging people is not in the forefront of my mind. I am extroverted and I tend to be content when I am able to help other people.
3.
Yes, I am that type of guy who can make people laugh and happy.
4.
Definetly, I like to make each and every customer feel special and apprecitated whethere they are spending 2 pounds for 20 pounds,
5.
Yes, I can definitely convince a customer about certain books that are for sale.
6.
Of course! Talking about books always puts a smile on my face.
7.
Yes, I love conversing about a topic I am passionate for. If a customer asked me an opinion on a book I happened to have read, I would excitedly express my thoughts on a book/subject/author.
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If your passionate about what you do, you can portray that to customers and put your enthusiasm a crossed and leave them with a happy experience wanting to return.
9.
This I believe is one area where I might struggle and a lot of information about bucks but I'm kind of quiet.
10.
Yes I am, I am too cheerfull person and I often try my best to make people around me happy.
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Yes, I like talking about books and if they need my recommendation of what books to be purchased, I would love to help them ☺
12.
Absolutely- I was voted most funny in high school, but I love to read and have a passion for it. I love people that is why my major I political science.
Question 23 of 25
Bookstores continue to struggle, why do you believe they will always be around?
User-Submitted Answers
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People will always want to read something, regardless of what that something is. Books have always been around and will continue to be so because humans have a thirst for knowledge and always want to know more.
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Because digital media cannot replace the feel and benefits of the printed word.
3.
Yes, I do. Books cannot glitch or need electricity to work. A good book is a very good investment, as a quality book, you can read again and again and find something new. A used bookstore will always do better than a chain store, because chain stores prices are more expensive.
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Books are another form of art. Each author has their own concept, like a painter. The result from readers is many different takes and points of view. Each reader will find a different take home message based on their own personal experiences. This is much how people view paintings, sculptures and other artistic avenues.
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People need knowledge, they need books to fullfill their mind, to make their life better and more colorful.
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Because people read book when they want to relax.
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Because nothing beats the sound of turning a page, and I beleieve people like to go where they feel a familiarity, and endorses their hobbies.
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I think they struggle because of the internet and downloading all the ebooks available to day. But people do still like to read books rather than computers, its always nice to take a book to the beach.
9.
Because the gravity of the earth revolves around the sun.
10.
I think there is something about the experience of opening a book that you cant get didgitally, and the ownership of having a book with you. I feel like its the same concept for music, etc.
11.
Will technology be around forever? Books are more tangible and likely to survive rough handling compared to electronic devices. There's also that something about holding a book in your hands and turning pages that ebooks don't have.
12.
Students need a place to buy textbooks and where they can stop by to get a quick meal, or a drink.
13.
Because there will always be people in this world that love to read from paper pages, not technology.
14.
Because I believe there will always be people who will prefer books over other medium of literature. Aside from that, bookstores I think are a hub for communities as well.
15.
There is something magical about holding a real book in your hand.
Question 24 of 25
How many hours would you like to work per week?
User-Submitted Answers
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I'd hope for about 20 hours a week or more.
2.
I would expect at least 10 hours a week, but I'm always willing to spend more time in a lovely bookstore.
3.
Since this is a part time job offering, I expect a maximum of 20 hours weekly.
4.
Since this is a part time job, I expect a maximum of 20 hours per hour.
5.
Currently I expect around 20 hours a week, I am available to work Friday-Sundays and on wednesdays after 12 pm.
6.
As many as you need, I will be free and dedicated all the time.
7.
Part time at least 20 hrs and full time 30 or more.
8.
At least twenty if not more.
9.
I would like to work between 10-30 hours a week.
10.
Well your advert says 14 plus, I would be interested to know what the plus entails as I have no children or ristrictions so can work any hours when needed. Idealy I would like 20 but would obviously aacept less.
11.
The job description say p/t so I automatically go to somewhere between 15 and 20.
12.
Over christmas? as many as you need me for!
13.
The standard full-time 40 hour week.
14.
As many hours as the employer would like.
15.
Since I know that this is a part time job, I am thinking at around 20 hours or more per week.
Question 25 of 25
How would your last manager describe you?

About Bookstore

August 17th, 2017

Working as a cashier in a bookstore is one of the best jobs you can find if you are an avid reader and love being around books. Your exact duties and responsibilities may vary depending on how big the bookstore is and whether it is part of a large chain or a bookstore run by a single owner. In general, bookstore employees perform various clerical and cashier duties. They make sure all books are properly categorized and placed on the right shelves and help customers find what they are looking for.

Bookstore cashiers are also responsible for receiving payments, entering sales in the cash register, processing membership requests and issuing refunds. In addition to the various financial and administrative related tasks, bookstore employees also make reading recommendations to customers who are not sure about which book to pick up. A high school education is often enough for anyone who would like to work in a bookstore.

At your interview for a job in a bookstore, the bookstore owner will ask you all kinds of questions to assess your passion for the job. For a bookstore owner, this is most important. Expect to be asked questions about why you want to work in a bookstore. Which is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author? What book would you recommend to a customer looking for a book on X. Before going to the bookstore interview it is most important to spend some time thinking about your answers as this is key to getting the job. Bookstore mock interview questions has several questions to get you on the right track.

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